Both sets of fans left the Cardiff City Stadium with a mutual feeling after Brentford and Cardiff played out a 2-2 draw on Saturday.

In an eventful game which saw Neil Harris’s side come from two goals down inside 20 minutes to draw level before the break, it was the man in the middle that had everyone talking.

In all the post-match assessment it was easy to forget that Junior Hoilett and Joe Ralls cancelled out Luca Racic and Bryan Mbeumo’s Bees’ strikes.

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

Both Harris and Thomas Frank made their feelings clear about Simon Hooper’s performance and how he interpreted a number of incidents in South Wales.

How he handled the early altercation between Will Vaulks and Christian Norgaard was a big talking point, as was the multiple penalty shouts the Bluebirds had waived away, one of which the Bees’ boss conceded was a penalty.

Hooper, who has officiated eight Premier League ties this season, had both sets of fans reeling and questioning the standard of those in ‘control’ this season.